Nothing says Friday like a halfway-there agent wrap, does it? Send your complaints to the pub across the road, because that’s where we’ll be.
Travel Centre Coffs Harbour wins Viking Cruise
Viking is proud to announce the winner of the ‘Winter Wanderlust’ trade marketing incentive. Travel Centre Coffs Harbour has won a cabin on Viking’s 15-day Southeast Asia & Hong Kong Ocean cruise thanks to their extensive multi-channel marketing campaign.
Their comprehensive campaign included EDM’s, Facebook activity, window displays, Viking videos on loop, local newspaper promotions, daily blackboard specials and a video featuring the Travel Centre staff. On the last weekend of the promotion, Sally Simmons, Travel Centre’s Marketing Manager baked delicious Viking cupcakes and clients posed for photos wearing Viking helmets. Sally even threw her son overboard to showcase the no kid’s policy on a Viking Cruise.
The Winter Wanderlust trade marketing incentive ran between 1 May – 31 July 2018. Agents chose the type of campaign, from digital to print to in-store marketing activity, with Viking providing images and collateral support. Agents then submitted details of their campaign for judging.
Travel Centre Coffs Harbour has won a Deluxe Veranda stateroom on Southeast Asia & Hong Kong (Bangkok to Hong Kong) itinerary departing 23 September 2018 on Viking Orion for two adults. Includes all onboard meals in eight dining venues, wine and beer with onboard lunch and dinner, a free shore excursion in every port and unlimited Wi-Fi.
Still time to win a pre-paid Visa card with Tourism Solomons
If you haven’t already entered, there is still a chance to win a $100 pre-paid Visa card and two $50 pre-paid Visa cards as part of the launch of Tourism Solomons’ new ‘Solomon Is’ re-branding initiative.
Winning one of the cards is simple – all agents need to do is simply complete the following sentence in five words or less: Solomon Is.….
You do need to submit their entries to Tourism Solomons’ marketing representative Richard Skewes via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by COB on Friday, 24 August 2018. The winners of the Visa cards will be announced on Monday, 03 September 2018.
Launched in early July the new ‘Solomon Is’ branding has been purposely created to be versatile, covering every niche the multi-faceted destination offers and which set these Hapi Isles apart from its South Pacific neighbours.
New agent webinar on Russia available from Scenic
Recent global sporting events have showcased the rich wonders of Russia as a vast and endlessly fascinating country just waiting to be explored. Scenic has today launched its latest Agent Webinar designed to give agents more detailed information and tools to assist in selling Russia as a destination for 2019.
Each webinar is presented by our product and sales teams who have firsthand knowledge of the product. They provide key selling tips for our agent partners as well as an in-depth walk through of our cruising vessels. The webinar includes a review of key itineraries and highlights, an explanation of the full range of Scenic inclusions including Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice, as well as useful travel hints and tips. They are an invaluable tool in demystifying a destination.
To access the Scenic Russia 2019 Agent Webinar, follow the link to register and watch in your own time. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7176345660937129217.
Latest deals from Intrepid
Save $737 on Intrepid’s 12 day North India Highlights trip departing 27 September 2018: Visit India to discover the highlights of the North from Delhi to Varanasi. Travellers will discover man made beauty by visiting iconic locations including Jaipur’s ‘Palace of the Winds’ and Royal Palace, Agra’s Red Fort, Taj Mahal and the palaces of Orchha. This trip immerses travellers in the spirituality of India as they visit the ghats of Varanasi, Kama Sutra carved temples and Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Highlights include witnessing evening prayer ceremonies, ancient bathing rituals, candle flower ceremonies and the atmosphere of backed bazaars.
Save $360 on Intrepid’s eight day Thailand Real Food Adventure trip departing 6 October 2018: Embark on a culinary adventure of fresh aromas and heavenly spices from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Travellers on this trip will discover a world beyond Pad Thai and Thai Green Curry including the lesser known Boat Noodles and Khao Soi. They’ll experience food markets in unexpected locations such as a railway track and on a river. Travellers will get hands on with a masterclass in Central Thai cuisine in Kanchanaburi and a highlight of this trip includes staying at a homestay with Aoi outside of Chiang Mai where they’ll live (and eat) like locals.
Save $997 on Intrepid’s eight day Kilimanjaro: Rongai Route trip departing 7 October 2018: See Africa from a new perspective trekking the incredible Rongai Route of Mt Kilimanjaro. Travellers will stay in one of Northern Tanzania’s most historic buildings, explore the tropical surroundings of Mangaru, witness the beauty of Mawenzi and hike through the dense greenery of Mt Kilimanjaro’s foothills. Highlights of this trip include travelling with experienced guides and porters and catching the incredible sunrise after conquering Africa’s premier peak.
On The Go Tours launch 20th Birthday agent prize draw
On The Go Tours, the award-winning tour operator specialising in locally-led group tours and tailor-made holidays, are celebrating their 20th Birthday with a massive prize draw for travel agents worth nearly $18,000. Between now and 7th December, agents are eligible to enter the competition by simply making a booking of any group tour or tailor-made holiday with On The Go Tours. Each booking made results in one entry.
Prizes for the 20th Birthday agent prize draw include:
- Gold tier prize: Two spots on our Wild About Sri Lanka group tour with three nights in the Maldives plus international flights
- Silver tier prizes: iPad, GoPro, Canon camera, Beats headphones and iPod touch
- Bronze tier prizes: $50 – $100 restaurant or shopping vouchers, champagne, Kindle, FitBits and cabin luggage
Every fortnight, five winners will be drawn from the raffle until the final prize draw on the 8th December 2018. On The Go Tours want to thank and celebrate a fantastic two decades with their travel agents, whose hard work and support over the last 20 years have contributed significantly towards their success.
Self-drive seminars show agents the WAy
Tourism Western Australia will host educational trade seminars on Australia’s east coast in September, following the raft of new product, events and experiences launching in Perth and the Margaret River region.
Retail and wholesale travel agents can learn more about WA’s self-drive itineraries and packaged product by registering for one of the Show me the WAy seminars, being held in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
For agents interested in learning more about WA and its impressive itineraries and product offering, you can register for the evening seminars by emailing email@example.com with your preferred Show me the WAy seminar location and date (see times below).
- Tuesday September 4, 2018 – Gold Coast – Time: 5:45pm to 7:45pm – Location: QT Gold Coast
- Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – Brisbane – Time: 5:45pm to 7:45pm – Location: Next Hotel, Brisbane
- Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – Melbourne – Time: 6pm to 8:30pm – please note, this seminar will include a screening of the movie Breath. The movie-adaptation of Tim Winton’s award-winning novel was filmed in WA’s South West & directed by Simon Baker – Location: Como Palace Cinema, South Yarra
- Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – Sydney – Time: 6pm to 8pm – Location: Swissotel, Sydney
TTC Weekly Deals
INSIGHT VACATIONS – Country Roads of France
Insight Vacations has launched their PREVIEW of 2019 European journeys. Take advantage of preview pricing and enjoy a 10% Early Payment Discount on Insight Vacations 6 Day Country Roads of France travel itinerary. This stunning round trip from Paris takes guests through Dijon, Chamonix, Chambéry, Monaco, Nice, Les Maux, Avignon, Albi and Dordogne across 16 beautiful days whilst also treating them to stops in some less well known – and some may say even more impressive French locals such as Chablis, Annecy, Aix-en Provence, Aries, Cahors and Rocamadour. Starting from $5,756* per person (including discount). Other departure dates available however prices will vary. This offer is on sale from now until the 9th of September 2018 for departure on the 6th and 13th of April 2019, unless sold out prior. For more information or to book call 1300 727 767 or visit www.insightvacations.com.
TRAFALGAR – Impressions of South America
Save 10% on South America trips with Trafalgar when you book your clients on select trips before the 1st of November. Redeem this offer on Trafalgar’s 9 day Impressions of South America travel itinerary and your clients can begin their adventure across South America on this At Leisure jaunt from spectacular Rio De Janeiro to the thundering Iguassu Falls and onto the sophisticated streets of Eva Peron’s Buenos Aires. Guests will join a ‘Local Specialist’ for a walk along the catwalk suspended above the swirling waters of the Iguassu River before viewing the chaotic crush of water pouring down Devil’s Throat Falls from aboard an open-air ecological jungle train – talk about once in a lifetime! Starting from $4,211* per person (including discount). This offer is on sale now until he 1st of November for select departures between the 1st of January and 22nd of March 2019. For more information or to book call 1800 787 878 or visit www.trafalgar.com.
ADVENTURE WORLD TRAVEL – Luxury Botswana and Cape Town
Save $13,200* per couple when you book select 2019 departure dates of Adventure World Travel’s 8 Day Luxury Botswana and Cape Town travel itinerary before the 31st of December 2018. This Southern Africa escape embraces 3 nights in the iconic city of Cape Town before transporting you to Botswana to experience two different safari destinations in the heart of the Okavango Delta. You will stay in exquisite 5-star accommodation including the Belmond Mount Nelson Cape Town, Belmond Eagle Island and Belmond Khwai River Lodge. Starting from $9,900* per person (including 7 nights’ accommodation, flights between Cape Town and Maun, internal Botswana light aircraft flights and national park fees). This offer is on sale until the 31st of December 2018 for departure dates between the 30th of July and the 30th of September 2019. For more information or to book call 1300 363 055 or visit www.adventureworld.com.
UNIWORLD – Me to We & The Sacred Ganges
Explore the Exotics with Uniworld to SAVE 20% on select 2018 and 2019 itineraries in India, Egypt, Vietnam & Cambodia. Enjoy these savings on the 12 day Me to We & The Sacred Ganges travel itinerary and your clients can join ME To WE for a one-of-a-kind adventure in India’s countryside. ME to WE is an immersive and transformative experience where they’ll explore India’s vibrant and fascinating culture in Udaipur through unforgettable encounters. When their time with ME to WE ends, they’ll board the lavish Ganges Voyager II and journey along the Ganges through Kolkata, Kalna, Matiari and Mayapur for the next 8 days. Starting from $7,999* per person (including discount). This offer is on sale from now until the 30th of September 2018 for departures on the 22nd & 30th of November and the 8th of December 2019. Additional departure available, prices may vary. For more information or to book call 1300 780 231 or visit www.uniworld.com.
AAT KINGS – New Zealand Marvel
Save up to $980* per couple when you book your clients on select AAT Kings Last Minute Deals such as the 14 Day New Zealand Marvel Guided Holiday. From the impressive display of the glaciers of the West Coast, to the sensational alpine landscape of Lake Tekapo and Mt. Cook National Park, right up to the extraordinary geysers of Rotorua and the dramatic underground caverns of the Waitomo Caves, there is an abundance of spectacular natural sights to take your breath away on this trip from Christchurch to Auckland through Franz Josef, Queenstown, Te Anau, Dunedin, Omarama, Picton, Wellington and Rotorua! Starting from $4,450* (including discount) per person twin share. This offer is on sale now for a selection of departure dates until sold out. For more information or to book call 1300 556 100 or visit www.aatkings.com.
CONTIKI – Non-Stop Europe
Save 10% on Europe Summer 2019! The annual migration of Aussies to Europe this summer has started. FOMO levels are about to peak, and the only cure is to make sure you don’t miss out next year. There’s limited availability on our most popular trips so book now! It’s FINAL WEEKS, so beat the price rise! Travellers can book Contiki’s 14 Day European Highlights trip to make the absolute most of their time in Europe. With only 2 weeks on the clock they can’t afford to miss a beat, or the European Highlights! Travellers will explore Europe’s premier Bucket list cities on this perfect loop from London through Paris, Monaco, Rome, Venice, Munich, Rhine Valley and Belgium! They’ll be partying in Paris in Contiki’s private chateau one moment and driving through scenic vineyards the next! Starting from $2479* per person (including discount). This offer is on sale from now until the 4th of September 2018, price reflective of departure on the 3rd of April 2019. Other departures available for an alternate price between 27 April 2019 – 18 September 2019. For more information or to book call 1300 266 845 or visit www.contiki.com.
BUSABOUT – Rise Festival Ski Adventure
Save your clients $100 on Busabout’s Rise Festival Ski Adventure! WAS from $974*, NOW from $874*. Combine hard rigid peaks with penetrating grooves on this ice cool festival adventure. Your client can be partying in mountain bars after shooting down soft-snowy Alpine slopes, they can mellow-out with meditation marathons in incredible ice caves, and have the chance to mount husky-sleds, helicopters, and snowmobiles! Join our winter departure to experience the one and only Rise Festival – a unique festival that merges dance moves with sublime mountain views. Starting from $874* per person (including discount). This offer is on sale now until the 7th of September 2018 for departure on the 14th of December 2018. For more information or to book contact http://www.busabout.com or call 1300 287 226.